What Should I Know About Perimenopause Symptoms

January 25, 2016

Once you reach a certain age, you will find that menopause is inevitable. Usually the perimenopause signs will begin to creep in and soon enough menopause hits. There are, however, several things you should know about this part of your health.

Perimenopause Is Still Far From Menopause

Perimenopause is the slow transition into menopause and may also be called menopausal transition. If you don’t have a period for a full twelve months then you’ve reached menopause and the menopausal transition is over. Every woman is different, and it can be difficult to know what the symptoms mean. Scheduling an appointment with The Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch can be helpful to determine what is causing your symptoms.

Perimenopause Symptoms

The symptoms can be very difficult to deal with, and it isn’t uncommon for some women to feel lost and confused. Typical symptoms can include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of libido
  • Changes in mood
  • High anxiety
  • Unrelenting insomnia
  • Dizziness

It may feel like you are out of your element, but take pride in the fact that they are all normal symptoms of perimenopause.

Be Aware and Proactive

It’s important to remember that you should always be aware of your body and its changes. You may find yourself feeling slightly depressed, gaining more weight than you’d like, and a little confused. As always, it’s important to stay active and eat healthy. A healthy and active lifestyle can ease the symptoms of perimenopause.

Call OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch

Perimenopause symptoms don’t have to control your life. Symptoms can be prevented by simply being aware of your health and taking the right precautionary measures to improve your overall well-being. At the OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we will gladly work with you to find the best ways to overcome the most common issues regarding your symptoms. Contact us today and we can provide advice and ensure you are healthy.